Doulas are making a difference for families worldwide.

DONA International is the leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Our doulas are the world's best! What is a doula?

I want to FIND a doula.

Parents, DONA International can help you connect with a professional, highly skilled birth or postpartum doula in your area.

CERTIFIED DOULA DIRECTORY

I want to BECOME a doula.

It’s an incredible time to start your journey as a birth or postpartum doula. Let’s explore this path together.

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

I AM a doula.

We’d love to have you join thousands of doulas around the world as a member of DONA International.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

The Benefits of a Doula

Learn about how a DONA certified doula can help you have a better birth or postpartum experience.

 

Doula Benefits

The DONA Advantage

 

DONA International is the world’s most respected certifying organization for a reason.
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Training and Certification

Is it your time to jump into this incredible field? DONA International can help prepare you for long-term success as a doula.
Become a Doula

Continuing Education

Already working as a doula and want to learn more? Check out our DONA approved advanced trainings!
Approved Continuing Ed

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”

Dr. John H. Kennell

DONA International Founder

We’re Here for You.

DONA International is member driven and we are here to support you! Connect with the professional staff in our home office, a member of the board of directors or your state/regional representative.

Let’s Connect

 

Reporters and Editors… Let’s talk!

Every week, DONA International is contacted by reporters and editors around the world. As representatives of the world’s leading doula organization, we’d love to talk!
This year, DONA International and our doulas have been featured in articles by Essence magazine, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!

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Growing Well: Evaluating Ideas to Expand Your Doula Practice

Growing Well: Evaluating Ideas to Expand Your Doula Practice

By Chama Woydak,LCCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA) Are you an ideas person? Do amazing ideas for your doula practice come to you while driving, enjoying your morning coffee, or supporting a client? Does it sometimes feel like a curse to have so many thoughts on how you can...

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Call for Session Proposals – 2017 Virtual Conference

Call for Session Proposals – 2017 Virtual Conference

It may only be January, but DONA International is already gearing up for the 2017 Annual Conference Cultivating Connections: It Starts With Us. This year’s evidence-based learning opportunity from the world’s largest and longest standing doula organization is online....

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Hospital Cesarean Rates: What You Should Know

Hospital Cesarean Rates: What You Should Know

Does the hospital where someone gives birth impact their chances of having a cesarean birth? Consumer Reports has raised this very question following an investigation into the c-section rates at hospitals across the country. We talked with Doris Peter, PhD, Director...

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The inspiration behind DONA’s new brand identity

The inspiration behind DONA’s new brand identity

This article was originally published in the International Doula magazine. This version includes a photo of the meeting with DONA International founders Penny Simkin, Annie Kennedy, and Phyllis Klaus to discuss the new logo. — Adrianne Gordon, MBA, CD(DONA),...

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